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LibriVox recording of How the Other Half Lives, by Jacob Riis. How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (1890) was a pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting the squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the 1880s. It served as a basis for future muckraking journalism by exposing the slums to New York City’s upper and middle class. The title of the book is a reference to a phrase of François Rabelais, who wrote in Pantagruel: "one...
Topics: sociology, new york, poverty, immigration, librivox, audiobook
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by William Carleton
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LibriVox recording of The Black Prophet: A Tale of Irish Famine, by William Carleton. Read by James E. Carson A story about the Irish, just before the onset of the famine of 1847, with all the color and dialogue of a man who lived it. (Summary by JCarson) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, peasantry, potato famine
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by H. Beam Piper
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LibriVox recording of A SLAVE IS A SLAVE, by H. Beam Piper. Read by Phil Chenevert The Galactic Empire is slowly 'welcoming' into the family of civilized worlds those systems so far off in the backwater of the galaxy that they have been overlooked and ignored for the past 500 years or so. This is purely routine work because every planet offered the chance has eagerly accepted the invitation. Mainly because the enlightened Empire lets the planetary government continue to rule and do whatever it...
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Topics: science fiction, SF, Piper, slavery
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Edith Wharton
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LibriVox recording of The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. Read by Elizabeth Klett. The House of Mirth (1905), by Edith Wharton, is a novel about New York socialite Lily Bart attempting to secure a husband and a place in rich society. It is one of the first novels of manners in American literature, and one of the first to openly explore how American Victorian society offered little social mobility for women. (Summary from Wikipedia). For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader,...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, social mobility, manners
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LibriVox recording of Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics and at Home, by Emily Post. From advice on planning the perfect wedding to eating an artichoke correctly, Emily Post offers instruction on how to live a well-mannered life circa 1922. With a sometimes gentle, sometimes sharp wit, she maintains that true ladies and gentlemen are characterized not by wealth but by their behavior toward others. (Summary by Laurie Anne Walden) For further information, including links to online...
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobooks, etiquette, post, manners, customs, society
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text